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Health professionals’ perceptions about the adoption of existing guidelines for the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia

  • Rochelle E Watkins1Email author,
  • Elizabeth J Elliott2, 3,
  • Raewyn C Mutch1, 4,
  • Jane Latimer5,
  • Amanda Wilkins1, 4,
  • Janet M Payne1,
  • Heather M Jones1,
  • Sue Miers6,
  • Elizabeth Peadon2, 3,
  • Anne McKenzie1,
  • Heather A D’Antoine7,
  • Elizabeth Russell8,
  • James Fitzpatrick2, 5,
  • Colleen M O’Leary1, 9,
  • Jane Halliday10,
  • Lorian Hayes11,
  • Lucinda Burns12,
  • Maureen Carter13 and
  • Carol Bower1
BMC Pediatrics201212:69

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-69

Received: 21 February 2012

Accepted: 14 June 2012

Published: 14 June 2012

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Original Submission
21 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Albert Chudley
25 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Susan Astley
8 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Rochelle Watkins
Resubmission - Version 3
8 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Susan Astley
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
14 Jun 2012 Editorially accepted
14 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2431-12-69

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Authors’ Affiliations

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia
Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Department of Health Western Australia, Child and Adolescent Health Service
The George Institute for Global Health
National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders
Menzies School of Health Research
Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association
Centre for Population Health Research, Curtin University
Public Health Genetics, Genetic Disorders, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Centre for Chronic Disease, School of Medicine, University of Queensland
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services